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Boxfish ROV under the sea ice at Cape Evans by Anthony Powell 2021

Robots race against climate change on seafloor

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists are racing to document life on the seafloor in the Ross Sea before ecosystems change, possibly forever, as the world warms. It comes as scientists gather in Wellington for the Antarctic Science Platform's hui.
Fish below the platelet layer

Case Study: Bespoke technology is advancing Antarctic research

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Summary: The long-term perspective of the Antarctic Science Platform has afforded research partners the certainty to invest in new equipment.
Drilling through Antarctic ice

‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Authors: The Guardian
Summary: Beneath a vast Antarctic ice shelf, in a cathedral-like cavern hundreds of metres high, are swarms of little shrimp-like creatures in a newly discovered underwater ecosystem that, until recently, had remained an ice-locked secret.
Deployment of KIS-2B well pump

The search for answers in the ice

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Authors: NIWA
Summary: Jessica Rowley talks to three NIWA researchers trying to piece together what’s happening to the world’s largest ice shelf through their Antarctic Science Platform projects.
Emperor penguins

Antarctica: coming to a postcode near you

Report shows dramatic Antarctic change with global consequences
Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Climate change is having significant impacts on Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and life, with far-reaching global consequences, according to a new report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) released on May 24 at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Berlin.
Sea Ice Edge

Changes in the Ross Sea and the future of carbon storage

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Miles Lamare, Vonda Cummings, Ian Hawes and Rowan Howard-Williams
Summary: The Southern Ocean mops up anthropogenic CO2 emissions. But acting as a ‘sink’ for this excess heat and carbon dioxide is having an effect on the ocean and the ecosystems it supports.
Antarctica image

More plants could begin to 'invade the Antarctic Peninsula' as the frozen continent warms

Date: 2021
Type: In the media
Authors: Lee Kenny- Stuff
Summary: In February, some of the country’s top Antarctic scientists met in Christchurch to share the latest research on the continent. Reporter LEE KENNY joined the delegates to discover what the future holds for New Zealand’s frozen neighbour.

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